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DBSIG: British Home Children.
« on: Friday 20 March 15 20:03 GMT (UK) »
I am pleased to announce that in collaboration with the British Home Child Group International we will shortly be adding a database of over 20.000 British Home Children (BHC) records to the Database for Special Interest Groups - DBSIG.

I will start by adding a few hundred records this weekend, so the BHC admins can test the data and layouts, before I add the rest of the records. Due to pressures of (other) work, it may take a while, before the whole database is available, so please be patient.

I have deliberately disabled adding and editing records until the whole database is loaded.

Apart from the test aspects, I want people to be able to search the whole database to see if "their" Home Children are already in the database before before they start adding their records. Otherwise we may end up with duplicates.

Once data is available, you can help the BHC coordinators by adding your comments about the general layout, etc, etc, here on this topic.

regards,
Bob
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Re: A RootsChat database for British Home Children
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 March 15 01:46 GMT (UK) »
Bob,

This is one of my pet subjects. More power to you, I cannot wait until it is completed.

Tom
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Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: A RootsChat database for British Home Children
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 March 15 08:43 GMT (UK) »
There are now 871* BHC (British Home Child) records in the database !

Everybody is welcome to have a look, even if you don't have any BHC ancestors.
Reference Library Database for Special Interest Groups DBSIG

Let me know here if you see any errors **

Enjoy,
Bob


* Why 871 ? 
I took the first block of records, numbered from 1 to 1000.
Sounds good, an even number and all that, but some of the earliest records had been deleted, so there are only 871 records in the "first 1000".

** But don't bother telling me that the page-view and the quick-links don't work on any records found in the advanced search ---- I already know that !!  ;D
(still working on it :) )
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Re: A RootsChat database for British Home Children
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 March 15 11:59 GMT (UK) »
Seems easy to navigate  :) This is going to be great!
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Re: A RootsChat database for British Home Children
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 March 15 15:58 GMT (UK) »
Wonderful Bob!

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Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham
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Re: A RootsChat database for British Home Children
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 March 15 10:17 GMT (UK) »
The 871 records were looking a bit lonely so I've added some more ...

There are now 1834 records in the database !

Enjoy :)
Bob
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Re: A RootsChat database for British Home Children.
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 March 15 12:58 GMT (UK) »
This is great. How do I add my two BHC's?

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Re: A RootsChat database for British Home Children.
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 March 15 16:18 GMT (UK) »
Lovely to see all the positive reactions :)

@ sballinger
sorry, but ....
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I have deliberately disabled adding and editing records until the whole database is loaded.

Apart from the test aspects, I want people to be able to search the whole database to see if "their" Home Children are already in the database before before they start adding their records. Otherwise we may end up with duplicates.

I have a lot of other stuff to do this coming week, so I won't be able to work on this till next weekend. So as a consolation I've added some more records. There are now 2818 records in the database, and that's it, for the next few days.

Even with nearly 3000 records it is becoming obvious that I will have to add paging mechanismus before I add too many more records ... clicking on 'B' shows 586 names already, and 'S' has even more - 655 !

And that is with only one seventh of the records loaded  ::)

Enjoy :)
Bob

ps.  and when I'm done here, I'll then have to add paging to the SIT database - there are over 150.000 records there !!!
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Re: A RootsChat database for British Home Children.
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 22 March 15 16:32 GMT (UK) »
Bob,
Thanks for this, it's brilliant  :D
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